Handful of grapes ready for the wine press. Pic: Joanne Lane.
Posted on 22 Nov 2012
Malaysia might be a Muslim nation but rest assured you will find fine wine here too. The country is forward thinking enough to respect the beliefs of all individuals, including those who like to sip wine. There are numerous wine bars, wine focused dining establishments and... READ MORE »
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Posted on 27 Aug 2012
Chuckle inducing names, but 5 seriously good vinos by truly brilliant winemakers…and something stupidly steep! In the incredibly Darwinian business of wine, labels have come to the fore in capturing consumers attentions and affections. I'm not referring to macro... READ MORE »
Posted on 20 Aug 2012
I not a list obsessed kind of guy. In fact, not sure how it happened, but creating lists of top this and that seems to be my calling, and now that the weather will soon be cooling and the Olympics have left the country, I felt it was time for a list of restaurants that are... READ MORE »
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Posted on 16 Aug 2012
Shaw + Smith began over a long lunch in 1989 when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith decided to realise a long held dream to make wine together. They specialise in Sauvignon Blanc, M3 Chardonnay, cool climate Shiraz and Pinot Noir. The vision of this winery is to make... READ MORE »
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Posted on 13 Aug 2012
We live in a time of plenty, and even in these economic doldrums, seems new wine bars are spreading like a rash as everyone runs about in pursuit of booze-fueled cash. As with most booming businesses, there are those that simply seek to take advantage of the situation, offering... READ MORE »
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Posted on 06 Aug 2012
So, in this mishmash of pop and trash that make our modern world the maddening joy it is, we regular folk have succumbed to some rather tedious addictions that border on being sad afflictions: Top (pick any number & any topic) Lists and the cult of Celebrity.  To be... READ MORE »
Posted on 26 Jul 2012
Wine is everywhere. You can find it at Tesco, Waitrose, Odd Bins, and just about a million places online. But how much damage will a bottle of something a bit more than just plain old plonk do to a wallet? Well, it mostly depends on one’s palate and the number of £... READ MORE »
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Posted on 24 Jul 2012
Ant Moore. He’s Aussie, but makes wine throughout the Antipodes, specializing in the Marlborough region of New Zealand.  His wines are highly sought after by savvy imbibers the world over.  These aren’t just any wines either.  They sing of origin. They... READ MORE »
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Posted on 24 Jul 2012
Web-logs.  I remember when they first came along back in the late 90’s, early 00’s. At that time newly coined portmanteau seemed to spread across the web like an allergic reaction to poison oak on my legs. They were set for controversy, with opinions rife... READ MORE »
Posted on 19 Jul 2012
Are Corks Screwed? Unless you're particularly unattentive, you've noticed that more and more wines are being closed under screw cap, or Stelvin as they're known by brand name in the industry.  Does that mean corks and corkscrews are fast becoming as... READ MORE »